One Inspector Okon Essien detained in State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) cell, Yaba for allegedly shooting and killing one Hassan Usman Stanley was reported to have killed himself.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police command, DSP Bala Elkana in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos said that the incident occurred at about 1.30pm yesterday.
Elkana informed that the suspect was arrested at Akodo on 31st January, 2020 at about 2.40pm alongside three of his colleagues namely; Inspector Lawrence Adegboye, Inspector Olorunloju Olusegun and Sergeant Ovbioghi Joseph.
He further stated that the Police officers were said to have intercepted four suspects namely; Samson Ugonah, Omachi Godwin, Hassan Usman Stanley and Prosper Okoye along Area 12, Offshore Oil Dangote Refinery Project, Akodo.
“Inspector Okon Essien was alleged to have shot at one of the suspects, Hassan Usman Stanley resulting to his death. The Policemen were arrested and taken to State CID Yaba for investigation.
“While in custody, the said Inspector Okon Essien is alleged to have killed himself. His corpse is deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.
“The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc has ordered an in depth investigation into the case. Investigation is ongoing”, he added.
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